Two months ago, it was reported that a new Black Rock Shooter TV series will be broadcast in January 2012 next year. Other than being shown on Fuji TV’s NoitaminA block and that the show will be made under a new production crew, there hasn’t been any news about it since until now. The new anime’s web site has been updated with a new promotional video to make BRS fans salivate while waiting for its actual air date. Some unconfirmed reports also say that the anime will only last for 8 episodes *groan* but I certainly hope it lasts for more than that. Anyways, I’m not the biggest BRS fan out there, and trust me when I say there’s probably a million fans out there who’re much more devoted to the franchise, but I’d have to say I’m pretty excited about this new project. The show looks to have excellent production values and being on the NoitaminA time slot means that we won’t be getting any of the typical moe, ecchi, harem and other fan service shit we’re already numb to seeing.
I’m not a Nendoroid collector and I don’t plan on becoming one anytime soon. In fact, I only have one Nendoroid as of the moment and that’s because I’m a mega fan of Madoka, but that’s it. However, seeing this Nendoroid of the lovable specter, Menma, from the surprise hit anime, “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai” or “Ano Hana” in short, I’d have to admit that this made me rethink about my hardline stance on collecting these anatomically ignorant figures, and for good reason. Menma has got to be one of the cutest Nendoroids made (or about to be) so far. Yes, I know the word “cutest Nendoroid” has been thrown around a lot, but Menma actually makes a good case for herself as she perfectly captures the heartwarming image she presented in the anime. Continue reading